HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc23-4W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the estimated number of people eligible for receipt of the selective welfare butter subsidy authorised by the European Economic Community; what percentage this represents of the total population; and what are the respective figures for the other Community countries in receipt of this subsidy.

Mr. Dean

Approximately 5 million people, including children. This represents about 9 per cent. of the population of Great Britain. I understand that about 2 million people are expected to benefit under the German scheme. This figure represents approximately 3.5 per cent. of the total population.